Montana car buyers and car buyers throughout the U.S. are undoubtedly aware of the airbag defects that were deemed to have been responsible for numerous injuries and fatalities. The issues led to the airbag manufacturer Takata's bankruptcy and a seemingly endless stream of auto recalls to fix the problem. What many might not know about is that research has indicated that a large used car seller with a prominent advertising campaign was found to be selling vehicles that had unrepaired safety recalls. Some were due to the inflators in the Takata airbags.
Eight locations of CarMax Inc. showed that one of four vehicles that were reviewed fell into this category of not having the necessary repairs based on the recalls. 461 had one outstanding safety recall. 41 had recalls where there could not be repaired. Overall, the researchers looked at approximately 1,700 vehicles in three states. 45 vehicles had inflators made by Takata and these had not been fixed.
Among the defects were those that could lead to a fire and other issues that can lead to injuries and fatalities. The airbags in question are deemed to have been factors in more than 100 people being injured and 18 fatalities. As many as 100 million vehicles could be subject to recall because of defective auto parts. People who purchase a vehicle - even if it is used - have the right to expect it to be safe and that any possible dangers be fully transparent.
A recall is done to fix a defective auto part or an automobile design defect. When this is not done, people can be placed in danger. When there is an accident with injuries and fatalities and it is believed to have been due to auto defects, those who were affected with injuries and the accompanying hospital bills and long-term damage or lost a loved one have the right to seek compensation in a product liability legal filing with help from an experienced attorney.